A Bengali Bride: My Engagement Vlog

Hi loves! Another vlog for you and this one is my engagement vlog. I’ve promised this for you years ago (well at least a year ago) so I finally have delivered on that promise. A little late no doubt, but I hope you still enjoy it regardless. In this vlog you’ll get to see a teensy bit behind the scene of my engagement but for more details please do check out my Bengali Bride series.

My Engagement Vlog

You can watch my vlog [here].

Please do let me know if you enjoyed this video and would like to see more like it. I still have my Bridal Shower and Hen Do footage to edit and upload, so let me know if that is something you would like to see. Oh, don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t already and give the video a like! Speak soon, Tanzina x

Wedding Guest Makeup Look + Hair Tutorial

On my social media I get quite a lot of requests for a Wedding Guest makeup look, so today I finally have one for you. Being Bengali, I attend a lot of weddings, and Asian wedding guests tend to wear a lot more makeup than the average western wedding attender. I usually do make effort for the weddings I attend and I try and show my look on Instagram hence why I get requests for tutorials of the looks I created. Today’s look is one that will go with most Asian outfits, especially as nowadays people tend to wear outfits with gold accents over silver accents.

If you aren’t from Southern Asia, and are thinking wow that is a lot of makeup for someone else’s wedding, and you’d be right to think that, but I guess we tend to go a little overboard with these things and it’s become a part of our culture. I think it is a trend that isn’t likely to go away any time soon. So now on to the makeup look, as it is a tutorial, I will let the video do the talking for me but you’ll find a list of the products I used below:

Products Used

Yes To Carrots Day Moisturiser
Soap And Glory Brow Archery Pencil in Dark Chocolate
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in Dark Brown
Maybelline Age Rewind Eye Concealer in Nude
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Illamasqua Rose Gold Palette (Limited Edition)
Jouer Skinny Dip Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills World Traveller Palette (Limited Edition)
Avon Supershock Gel Eyeliner Pencil
Collection Fast Stroke Liquid Liner
L’Oreal Paris Paradise Mascara
EX1 Invisiwear Foundation in 10.0
Sleek Contour Kit in Light
CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops in Sunkissed
Becca Blush in Amaretto
Fenty Highlighter in Hustla Baby
Primark Lip Liner in Red Velvet
Kylie Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in Dolce K
Kiss Lashes in Peony

The eBay Brush Sets I use:

Set 1 – White Handle
Set 2 – Black + Rose Gold Handle
Set 3 – Pink Handle 
Set 4 – Rose Gold Handle

Click (here) to watch the video

I should apologise to you guys because I am so quiet on here. I don’t think I’ve been in the right mind frame and I’ll be honest, my motivation is sucking. If I want to carry on doing this for the rest of my life, I really need to pull my socks up. I am hoping to upload a few YouTube videos soon so keep an eye out for those, and remember to subscribe to my channel so you don’t miss the latest videos.

Thank you so much for watching my Wedding Guest Makeup Look video, as always I’d love any feedback you have. Would you like more videos like these? Don’t forget to subscribe, like, comment and all those lovely things. Speak soon! Tanzina x

Fenty Beauty Mean Money Hustla Baby Swatches

I’ve been hoarding my Fenty Beauty products for a while now, and finally can start posting about it as I have created a swatch video for my new Fenty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo. I really wanted to do a video on Fenty Beauty Mean Money Hustla Baby swatches, because when there is a huge hype around a product, sometimes pretty pictures just don’t give you the information you want on the product.

Fenty Beauty Mean Money Hustla Baby Swatches

First Impressions:

I really liked the packaging, like really liked it. I think it has a good weight for a highlighter, love the shape and the fact that it isn’t too bulky and how the mirror has Fenty written on it in teeny tiny writing. In terms of the highlighters themselves, I like the size and how there is two options. Of course Hustla Baby is the standout highlighter but I don’t think Mean Money should be ignored. I liked that there was a more subtle highlighter as they are hard to come by and I’m a little addicted to highlight and think Mean Money would be perfect for work days when you don’t want your highlight too much ‘on fleek’.

Shades:

Mean Money is described as a soft champagne sheen whereas Hustla Baby is described as a supercharged peachy champagne shimmer. If you’ve watched my video you’ll know which one is my favourite (if you haven’t, then watch it! It’s less than 3 minutes long). I really want to try using Mean Money as a setting powder under my eyes, I don’t know why that is appealing to me but it is. I’ll let you know how that works out.

Longevity: Powder products tend to last well on me, my skin is quite dry, so maybe that helps? I found both highlighters to last me day to night, I didn’t actually time the wear, but I would say it easily lasted over 8 hours on me.

Overall: I love it. I’m so impressed by the fact that this isn’t just a brand that had a celebrity name stuck on it to make money. It seems like the products are genuinely really good quality and a lot of the products are quite unique and just not the norm in mainstream beauty (especially the new Fenty range that is coming out). The highlighter is finely milled, feels silky, isn’t chalky and just the perfect size. I really like the mirror and just am impressed overall. I don’t like the fact that in the UK it is only stocked in Harvey Nichols. I wish it was stocked in somewhere like Debenhams or John Lewis, stores that are found more easily locally – but hey maybe that’s just a tactic to make it more exclusive. Either way, it’s available online so other than base products, I feel like by reading reviews I’ll be able to shop online easily.

Price: I don’t think the products have been overpriced, which again is refreshing. You are looking at MAC prices for the Fenty range, which is nice because they easily could’ve charged more and still had the same demand for the range I think. The highlighter retails for £26 and you can pick it up here.

You can watch the video [here]

I really hope you like watching my XX swatch video, and it is helpful for you when it comes to choosing which highlighter will suit you. Of people of my skin tone, hands down choose XX, it is the most flattering shade for tanned skin like mine. Do let me know if you have any questions, I’d be more than happy to help. Also let me know if you like videos like these that are quick and easy to watch. Speak soon! Tanzina x

A Bengali Bride: The Pre Engagement Vlog

Hi loves, you’d think the Bengali Bride series is one I’ve forgotten but you might be glad to know that I haven’t. First year if marriage is full of events and ups and downs, and I guess I haven’t been committed to my blog as much. It’s okay, I let myself off, because I don’t want to miss living in the moment. However now, over a year later I finally have a vlog up on my YouTube channel of the pre engagement/pre cinipaan activites and I wanted you to check it out.

I’m not going to go on about the Cinipaan and what we got up to, there’s lots of detailed blog posts on that which you can have a read of here:

A Bengali Bride: The Engagement Party

A Bengali Bride: The Engagement Party – Outfits

A Bengali Bride: The Engagement Party – Taals

Even though it was so hectic, and despite not being able to catch everything on camera amidst the chaos, it was still one of the most amazing moments of my life. Watching everything play out on a video, it makes me crave making taals and being in a wedding house all over again – I can’t wait till my cousi/sister/brother get married and our home is once again turned into a party venue. It was epic.

Make sure you check out the vlog, though my blog posts are detailed, it’s so different watching things happen right in front of you. I really hope you enjoy it as it is a slice of my life that I am sharing, so it feels a little precious to me.

You can watch the video [here]

I really hope you enjoy/enjoyed watching my Pre Engagement Vlog and I would love your feedback on it. I have a few more videos I need to work on, especially the actual vlog from my cinipaan day. Make sure you comment, like, subscribe and all those lovely things as it really does motivate me to be more active on these sites.

Speak soon, Tanzina x

 

Collective Haul – Fashion, Homeware & Makeup

Good morning guys and welcome back to my blog. Today’s post is all about a collective haul I recently filmed for my YouTube Channel. I haven’t filmed a collective haul, or a haul of any type in quite a while. I feel like I buy bits and bobs as and when they catch my eyes, so things don’t really stack up as much as they used to. My shopping habits have definitely changed, I used to be all about the big splurge but now I weigh things up a little bit more and buy a little bit more carefully. Think that is just a by-product of growing up!

Collective Haul

When it comes to shopping for clothes, I used to love the sale section. I used to spend so much money on so many ‘bargains’ only to get them home and never wear them. I’ve slowly been learning that it is worth spending a little bit extra for an item I adore and will get lots of use out of. I am also trying to downsize my wardrobe and have a capsule wardrobe of sort, so when I am buying items of clothing I am trying to be wise and pick up staple pieces. The tops I picked up in this haul feel like tops I will get a lot of wear out of.

J.D.Y Peplum Shirt
ASOS Body with Long Sleeve Mesh Insert & Ruffle
Boohoo Lace Sleeve Blouse

Collective Haul
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 Homeware shopping is still fairly new to me, it wasn’t something I paid much attention to until recent years. I’ve been living with my parents for my entire life, and only moved out when I got married 9 months ago. It was as I was moving out where I got a little bit more interested in homeware, I wanted to make my new bedroom cosy and pretty. As I currently live with in laws, I don’t really have the need to decorate the whole house so homeware usually either relates to bedroom furnishings or items for my ‘one day’ house. We’ve bought a house and will aim to move into it next year, so every now and then when something catches my eye for my ‘one day’ house, I pick it up. It feels more affordable to buy things bit by bit rather than all at once. In this haul, I had ‘my one day’ house on my mind mostly.

The final part of my haul is of course, makeup .I’m not really sure if much has changed when it comes to my makeup shopping habits. When it comes to makeup and beauty I still have a sweet tooth that can never get satisfied. However I think I do think things through a little more than I used to, and don’t impulse buy as much as I used to. In this haul the products I picked up are ones I have had my eye on for a while, which makes me feel like I will get more of a use out of them. I really just don’t impulse buy half as much as I used to, although recently I breached that habit when the Fenty range dropped in the UK. More on that coming soon!

Primark Lip Liner – Red Velvet
Primark Lip Liner – Rosewood Mauve
Cover FX  Custom Enhancer Drops – Sunlight
Jouer Skinny Dip Ultra Foil Shimmer Shadow Palette
NYX  Micro Brow Pencil – Espresso
Poundland False Lashes
Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette
MAC Lipstick Persistence
MAC Lipstick Spirit

You can watch the haul [here]

I hoped you liked watching my collective haul, if you did please do let me know so I know to film more in the future. I feel like I am starting to enjoy making videos again, so if you have anything in particular you’d like to see do let me know and I’ll add it to my list of things to tick off. I would love to do a Q&A, but I do feel a bit nervous about it as I actually need questions for that and don’t know if I will get any! But do let me know your feedback on both this video and future ones. Speak soon, Tanzina x